Hiya from Kickstarter’s Product staff! I’m joyful to let you recognize about two updates we’ve launched to make Kickstarter higher for each creators and backers.
First is the flexibility to pin feedback. Up till now, creators have been capable of pin their venture replace posts to the highest of their venture web page, however they didn’t have the flexibility to pin feedback. This meant that if plenty of backers had the identical query about one thing and posted about it in a venture’s feedback, creators would usually discover themselves replying with the identical solutions time and again, as an alternative of having the ability to merely pin a query (together with its reply) to the highest of the web page so that everybody might simply check with the knowledge.
Creators have tell us that this can be a characteristic they’d enthusiastically benefit from, and so we’ve added it. Creators can now pin (and unpin) feedback. They will pin as much as 5 feedback, so long as they don’t seem to be replies, in each the venture’s remark part and inside a venture replace. We hope this alteration will assist creators talk extra simply with backers, and can assist backers get the information they want with out having to dig round for it.
Subsequent is the flexibility so as to add different textual content (or “alt textual content”) to photographs. Alt textual content is a phrase or quick phrase that describes a picture. One essential means it’s used is to extend accessibility—for instance, for visually impaired individuals who depend on display screen readers to navigate the online. With this replace, creators have the choice to incorporate alt textual content to venture descriptions and venture updates when including new photos or enhancing present photos.
We extremely suggest that creators add alt textual content to their photos. You are able to do this by clicking the pencil icon within the prime proper nook of the picture whenever you’re within the editor. The easiest way to strategy including alt textual content is to maintain it concise and particular (e.g., “a small brown canine sitting on a purple chair”).
Earlier than releasing this characteristic broadly, we have been lucky to have the ability to check it out with Richard Rieman, the creator of The Winnie-the-Pooh Undertaking, a publishing venture that makes Winnie-the-Pooh accessible to blind, deaf, and learning-challenged kids. A giant due to Richard for working with us to make this enchancment a actuality for everybody on Kickstarter.
Earlier than I am going, I’d wish to level you to a Kickstarter venture that I believe is very cool, and that I hope you’ll take a while to take a look at. Julia Greenberg’s Dory Previn: On My Solution to The place is a documentary in regards to the singer-songwriter and lyricist Dory Previn, whose music is good and whose life story is wild and provoking. Greenberg and her pal/collaborator Dianna Dilworth have been capable of entry Previn’s archives and promise to inform her story within the cautious and sophisticated means it deserves. Give it a glance and contemplate backing it!
—Ellie Clinton, Senior Undertaking Supervisor